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Country, kin, culture – a celebration of community

The launch of the Country, Kin and Culture program at Thunderbird Park was a proud occasion for (from left) Chris Hansen, Judi Minnikin, Lorraine Iselin, Nikki Chenoweth, Bob Minnikin and MP Jon Krause. See story Page 2.

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and the diverse USTRALIAN ecology school respected. children will gain a Traditional better methods of understanding of planting and Aboriginal culture harvesting will be through an used to ensure the innovative survival of the interactive program native plants.” launched at The Country, Kin Thunderbird Park. and Culture State member for program and the Beaudesert, Jon Krause, officially Nikki Chenoweth leaves her hand print on a rock Gondwana Cultural Park opened its new at Gondwana Cultural Park. vision celebrate Country, Kin and all Aboriginal cultures. The program is Culture program which has already not specific to regions or language aroused considerable interest. groups. It shows the diversity of culture The opening began with a traditional pertaining to the past, present and future Welcome to Country ceremony of Australia and nearby islands. conducted by Aboriginal elders, with Mr Krause acknowledged Aboriginal didgeridoo player Jason Passfield Elder Auntie Lorraine Iselin, the demonstrating the role of traditional Wangerriburra people, part of the music. Yugambeh Language Group and the Thunderbird Park’s cultural Thunderbird Park school camp ambassador, Ana Walsh, and local educators. indigenous educator, Nikki Chenoweth, He congratulated the Thunderbird Park developed the Country, Kin and Culture team on the Culture, Kin and Country program to introduce students to the past initiative and said the initiative would and present culture of Australia’s help give students a better appreciation of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ana said the educational program was culture. presented on site to students attending “All Queensland students from Prep to residential and day school camps at Year 10 are studying subjects using the Thunderbird Park. “Students take part in Australian Curriculum which has a comprehensive program of discussions Aborigine and Torres Strait Island culture and interactive activities,” she said. and history embedded in it,” said Mr “Topics include cultural protocol, Krause. “This exciting new program will indigenous art, food, natural remedies, help students fully embrace this crossmusic, song, dance, storytelling and curriculum policy.” language. An area of Thunderbird Park Guests were invited to stroll through has been set aside as Gondwana Cultural Gondwana Cultural Park to see the Park so students can see the botanical variety of native plants and learn how species used in traditional foods and these plants are used in food and remedies. remedies. The morning tea featured “Botanist Chris Hansen has identified traditional bush foods now known as 160 species of plants in Gondwana Cultural Park. The land will be preserved bush tucker.

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Seniors share their views at forum


HE rising cost of living, escalating national debt and illegal immigration were some of the key concerns expressed when federal coalition MP Bronwyn Bishop addressed a seniors’ forum last week. A number of residents travelled from Tamborine Mountain to meet Australia’s first Shadow Minister for Seniors at an event organised by the Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, at The Centre, Beaudesert. Ms Bishop told the audience they would have been proud of their local member in the aftermath of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald and the representations he made for federal assistance for the area. “He gave the rest of us an understanding of the great tragedy and what had to be done to assist,” she said. “He’s a man not only strong in representing you, but a man of compassion. “Please re-elect him.” If Tony Abbot is elected Prime Minister on September 7, Ms Bishop is in line to become Australia’s first Minister for Seniors, which will be a Cabinet position. It is a portfolio she believes is becoming increasingly important, given Australia’s increasing aged population and declining birth rates. The term ‘senior’ includes anyone over

50 and Ms Bishop believes that they are an under-valued resource. “We have to use the talents of our mature age workers, and ensure that those people who wish to remain on the paid workforce are able to do so” she said. “If 10 per cent of people stayed in the workforce until the age of 70, there would be a four per cent increase in the national income.” Ms Bishop said that ageism should be as unacceptable as sexism or racism and that seniors had a wealth of experience to offer. “One of the things people resent most is that their opinions seem to disappear,” she said. Many at the seniors’ forum were keen to offer an opinion on how rising costs affected retirees and pensioners on fixed incomes and of the cost of failed government initiatives and 50,000 illegal immigrants to the national economy. Ms Bishop said that in just 10 weeks the Budget deficit had increased from $18 billion to $30 billion and of the $100 million loss posted by Virgin airlines last week $45 million was due to the carbon tax, which was reducing Australia to a third-world country. Pensioners hit hard by rising electricity costs were being forced to stay in bed to keep warm; house fires had been caused by

Bronwyn Bishop addresses more than 130 seniors at The Centre.

people using candles to save money on electric lights and some elderly people were charging outdoor solar lights in their gardens and bringing them in to light the house at night. “This is not the Australia I knew,” said Ms Bishop.

Council Notices Waste Transfer Station Operating Hours Residents are reminded of changes to the operating hours of Council’s waste transfer stations. The new hours are as follows: Beaudesert daily 9am-5pm; Tamborine Mountain 6 days/week, 9am-5pm (closed Wednesdays); Canungra 6 days/week, 9am-5pm (closed Thursdays); Boonah 6 days/week, 9am-5pm (closed Wednesdays); Rathdowney 3 days/week, 9am-5pm, open Sunday/Monday/Thursday; Kalbar 3 days/week, 9am-12pm, open Saturday/Sunday/ Wednesday; Peak Crossing 3 days/week, 1pm-5pm, open Saturday/Sunday/Wednesday. Tender for provision of crushing of gravel Tenders are invited for the supply of the following service to Scenic Rim Regional Council: Contract No. 13/14/WOR004 - Tender for the Provision of Crushing of Gravel (1 October 2013 to 30 September 2015). For further information and tender documents, contact Council’s Works Department on 5540 5605 or email a request to Tenders suitably endorsed close at Council’s Administration Centre, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert at 2pm on Wednesday 4 September 2013. Facsimile or email tenders will not be accepted. Council advises that the lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Hang Gliders Toilet – Tamborine Mountain The public is advised that the Hang Gliders Toilet will be closed until the afternoon of Friday, 16 August. The closure is to allow for the conversion of the current recycling system to a waste pump-out system.

LIVE @ THE CENTRES Musical Mornings: A Pommie Night Out Friday 23 August 11am. $16; Group 10+ $12.50 British humour and favourite sing-alongs @ Boonah Cultural Centre Launch of Echoes: ASSI 150 Exhibition Friday 23 August 6pm (free event) RSVP by 20 August Ph. 5540 5050 @ The Centre Beaudesert This is Our Story : ASSI 150 Community Commemoration and Picnic Event Saturday 24 August 9am for 9.30am walk. Free event @ Harvest Point Christian Outreach Centre, Gleneagle Arts Dinner – ASSI 150 SEQ Tuesday 27 August 6pm (free event) @ The Centre Beaudesert Boonah IGA Arts Festival 31 August to 7 September EXHIBITIONS (free admission) Failure to conform 17 August to 15 September Works by Robyn Christoffel & Meredith Stone @ Boonah Regional Art Gallery Echoes ASSI 150 23 August to 26 October A shared history of Beaudesert and the arrival of the first South Sea Islanders 150 years ago @ The Centre Beaudesert

Regional Arts Development Fund Applications for next round of grants close COB 16 September for projects commencing after 1 December 2013. For more information go to and follow the RADF link. Information sessions: 14 August 6pm @ The Centre, Beaudesert 19 August 6pm @ Goattrack Theatre, Tamborine Mountain 28 August 6pm @ Boonah Cultural Centre For more information: Boonah Cultural Centre 5463 1524 t The Centre 5540 5050

DISCOVER LIBRARIES Discover Scenic Rim libraries during Adult Learners’ Week, 1- 8 September. Learn a new skill at your local library with sessions on blogging, eHealth, feng shui, knitting, tai chi, crochet, author talks and the chance to try before you buy at our digital petting zoo. Contact your local branch or email to book your place.


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Our Story a new page in local history


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HE 150th anniversary of the arrival of South Sea Islanders in what is now known as the Scenic Rim area will be marked in a special ceremony on Saturday, 24 August. “This is Our Story” will write a new page in local history, tracing the steps of the first group of South Sea Islanders who were brought as indentured labourers to the Townsvale Cotton Plantation at Gleneagle, north of Beaudesert, in August 1863. Between 1863 and 1904 in Queensland, some 60,000 South Sea Islanders – men, women and children – were forced to work long hours for little or no wages in poor conditions (pictured). Today, 40,000 Australian South Sea Islanders claim a direct family connection to these labourers and some will walk in the footsteps of their ancestors in the commemoration and community picnic at Harvest Point

Christian Outreach Church, 25 Walker Road, Gleneagle. Vanuatuan Chief, Richard Funanunmata, will honour the arrival of the islanders and there will be an exchange of gifts between the Vanautu South Sea Island Community and the traditional landowners of the area, the Mulunjali people. Gates open at 9am, with the event to begin at 10am. It will include cultural entertainment and historic displays, food and refreshments, cultural workshops and children’s activities. Author of Thirty-nine Moons at Townsvale Cotton Plantation, Ailsa Rolley, said stories about the land and the cotton days had been handed down for generations. “The commemoration event is an opportunity for everyone to come together to acknowledge our past and to create a new chapter in our history,” she said.

Death unearthed, death unearned

Dear Geoff, As a young man I had a love for the ancient and departed people of the earth. This was at least in part due to my dislike for what the living were up to on a global scale. My dream was to become an archaeologist. I had opportunity to go on a number of ‘digs’. On several of these digs in a large north American cave system, I found people’s bones and skulls in deep pits in the dark vestibule of a large cave. We worked by gas lantern light. It was eerie staring through the vacuous eye sockets of skulls that used to be alive with flesh. Who were you? What did you do? How did you die and come to be thrown here on this pile of charred and broken animal bones? We call you ‘Woodland Indians’ but that seems so distant as I count your teeth worn smooth by years of grinding your rough food. Why did you die? Did you kill someone? Why do I have to die? Why must I too face that yawning black vestibule of death and be swallowed up? It’s unnatural for us to look at our lives and admit that we are continually courting death. I don’t mean that we are constantly putting our bodies in harm’s way. I mean that we are engaged with those things which end in death even while we live. We love ourselves but we can’t give ourselves life. We use people for our own ends, we hate and rage. We kill people in our hearts. We slowly move through the lives of others leaving a wake of sorrow and hurt. Family is not immune. Family often suffers the deepest

and longest. I am not saying that this is all that we do all the time. But who of us is not well practised in this art of dying? In the end we will receive what we have earned unless we receive the one who has himself died in our place. Jesus did not earn death as we do. His death was not self-deserving as ours is. He ‘gave up’ his life. He laid it down out of his own love for his Father, and his love for us. Unlike ourselves, his death was unearned. This is one reason why the circumstances surrounding his death were so forced. In his case, normal cultural wisdom surrounding a person’s death was, for the most part, discarded. Conspiracy, lies, plotting, jealousy and seething hatred ... the tools of death, worked against his life and took it violently. Death is not a pretty picture. When Christ died for us it was not a pretty picture. But even in its unnaturalness, we could say, because of its unnaturalness, it has secured life for his people. The sacrifice of the Son of God, the lamb without blemish, secures our peace, our healing, and ultimately our life. ‘This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.’ 1 John 4:9-10. Your Brother, Kim


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Time to grow a future forest


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BUSHFIRE SEASON IS HERE The current Bushfire season has commenced and will be with us for a few months. Your local Rural Fire Brigade has organized an information meeting on how to best survive a bushfire. It will be held at our new Fire Station on Main Western Road next to the Ambulance Centre on Sunday afternoon 18th August commencing at 2pm with a presentation on how to make a Bushfire Survival Plan, followed by afternoon tea. This is a FREE meeting and a must for all residents as we live in a bushfire prone area. All welcome.


AMBORINE Mountain Landcare and the local community will celebrate National Tree Day on Saturday 24 August with the planting of 200 trees at the Sports Complex on Long Road. National Tree Day is a day when tens of thousands of people across Australia get down and dirty, planting native trees and shrubs in and around their local areas. The day was co-founded by Olivia Newton-John and Planet Ark in 1996 and since then more than 2.8 million people have planted more than 17 million native trees and shrubs on this special day. The 200 trees to be planted at the Sports Complex will extend the native tree buffer at the northern end, making the area more attractive for locals and visiting players. The Scenic Rim Regional Council has supplied the trees for this event, as part of its free tree program for community groups and schools in support of National Tree Day. The site is suitable for children, and the morning offers a great opportunity for families to enjoy putting trees in the ground to grow for a greener future. Morning tea will be provided to round off a great morning’s work. WHEN: Saturday 24 August, 9am WHERE: Sports Complex, Long Road (park adjacent to the small oval) WHAT TO BRING: Hat, gloves, suitable clothing and footwear, tools if possible (spades, mattocks). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Judy Roland (5545 2052 or 0429 808 206).

Stinging Trees – look but don’t touch


F you are walking in the rainforest you may notice a tree with large oval leaves that are often heavily chewed by insects. Don’t touch it or its dead leaves on the ground because it is most likely a stinging tree and those who have experienced the pain describe it as unbelievably excruciating. There are six types of stinging trees in Australia and they are found along the east coast of the continent. Four are low woody shrubs and two are trees. The two trees are Dendrocnide excelsa (pictured) and Dendrocnide moroides. They are common in Queensland, especially on the edges of rainforests and disturbed area. Stinging trees are large canopy trees that may grow up to 40 metres in height, with a diameter of up to 4 to 5 metres at the base. They are fast growers and consequently act as pioneers in the forest. Their wood is soft and fibrous and even a large tree completely rots away within two years. The leaves of the stinging tree are conspicuous, large, ovate, pale green and often heavily chewed by insects. The flowers are very small, held in open bunches in the forks of the leaves. The fruit is small, nut like and borne on fleshy stalks. How does the tree sting? The leaves and fruit are covered with tiny silicon hairs. When touched, the silicon hairs penetrate the skin and break off. The hairs are so fine that the skin closes over them and they may be unable to be removed. The hairs also act like tiny hypodermic needles, and release a neurotoxin, and it is the effect of this toxin that produces

such excruciating pain. In humans the pain is felt immediately and peaks after about 30 minutes. However, since silicon cannot be broken down in the body, and the neurotoxin is activated by touch, heat or cold, the stinging sensation may continue or recur for many months. In addition, the toxin is extremely stable, and samples taken 100 years ago can still cause pain. The stinging tree toxin has some unusual characteristics. Most toxins cause physical damage which produce pain as a symptom. However, stinging tree toxin causes intense pain without causing any physical damage. Despite their sting, these trees are a source of food for a wide range of native invertebrates, insects, spiders, reptiles, birds and mammals. Insects, possums and pademelons eat their leaves, catbirds and bowerbirds eat the stalks, flying foxes eat the fruit, sooty owls may nest in tree hollows and reptiles forage in the dead stinging leaves on the forest floor. This is another strange characteristic of stinging trees – many native species appear immune to its toxin, while humans and introduced animals are severely affected. If you are unfortunate enough to be stung, forget the theory about rubbing cunjevoi sap on the sting. It may have a slight cooling effect but it too is actually highly toxic. The best solution is to apply a hair removal wax strip. But better still, just don’t touch. Bush walk: Sat 24 August, Border Track Birdo Away Walk: Wednesday 21 August Nadia O’Carroll

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TRAVELLING PLACES with Gina Rocked asleep by the swaying of the carriages and waking up to breath taking views of the soaring snow clad mountains in Western Canada will stay with me always. Via Rail is the national rail line and you board your train in Vancouver to travel overnight to Jasper in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Explore the mountains on this independent pre arranged tour. Stay in Jasper for 2 nights which to me had a feel of yesteryear. Travel south for a night in the beautiful village Lake Louise before heading onto Banff for a couple of nights. Banff is the major town in the region and offers nearby skiing, helicopter flights, the occasional bear sighting and a delightful town centre. Enjoy various sightseeing inclusions – a 40 minute sleigh ride and a 3 hours Maligne Canyon Ice Walk Tour. This great trip can fit into any itinerary to North America and is on offer for travel between 28th November and 25th April. The price may vary depending upon your travel date and the standard of accommodation you select. At the end of the tour you can chose to stay on in Banff or take the included express coach to Calgary for an onward flight. Christmas in North America is fantastic – the decorations lavish and the festivities fun; in this weather you even feel like sitting around the fire and eating a hearty Christmas meal! Canadians are delightful, welcoming people and this part of the country is quite spectacular – this is definitely a destination not to be missed.

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HE rolling paddocks of Bromelton represent the Scenic Rim’s very own Field of Dreams. The importance of this economic sleeping giant to the future of this entire region cannot be understated, whether you live on Tamborine Mountain or at Tarome. Like the voting public, big business is anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Federal election to provide confidence and certainty, particularly in terms of policy settings for industry. In this respect, the conclusion of the legislative legwork to get the Bromelton State Development Area to project-ready status ahead of an election year was spot on. Businesses are understandably hesitant to make substantial commitments in the lead up to a Federal poll. However, once certainty is achieved over the forthcoming political cycle our new industrial park will awaken from its slumber, particularly if this certainty takes the form of the removal of the carbon tax impost, cuts to company tax and a push to create jobs. Major developers including Mirvac and Eureka Funds Management are confidently banking that ‘if you build it, he will come’. This 1800-hectare industrial precinct west of Beaudesert, and around a 30minute commute from the Mountain, represents the new engine room of our regional economy. The greenfields site offers connectivity to the interstate rail line and key road corridors and projections are that this precinct will generate more than 3000 new jobs by 2016. That

equals employment opportunities for residents living across the region, their sons and daughters and our future population, which is expected to top 90,000 over the next 20 years. In addition to direct jobs, Bromelton will also generate strong flow-on effects to other sectors; the construction, retail and service industries of the Scenic Rim. Importantly, it will co-exist and enhance the traditional pillars of our local economy – agriculture and primary production, the equine industry and tourism. Some of the new industries we will attract to Bromelton will provide channels for our agri-business and primary production sectors to value-add to their products. Bromelton’s inter-modal transport options will provide streamlined paddock and production line to port connectivity to overseas markets. It will be a key catalyst as the Scenic Rim positions itself for the next resources boom. This boom will be about exporting what’s above the ground, not under it, to cater to emerging markets in Asia. In China, particularly, the growing middle class is increasingly concerned about domestic food production practices and are seeking to fill their menus with organic and less refined foodstuffs from cleaner, greener regions like the Scenic Rim. We have a number of locally-based businesses which have already cracked this lucrative market and are household names overseas, but not here in Australia. Momentum is building to help drive the growth of the Scenic Rim for decades to come. As a Council we are focused on working in partnership with the community, with business, with industry and with the State and Federal Governments to deliver a bright future for the Scenic Rim.



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AMBORINE Mountain Little Theatre will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Zamia Theatre on Tuesday 3 September at 7.30pm. All positions are open for election. In order to be eligible to nominate, you need to be a financial member for 2013. Contact Barbara Lassiter on 5545 3631 or to arrange payment.


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Tamborine Mtn Police News by Sergeant Mick Jones, North Tamborine Police EAGLE HEIGHTS BUTCHER SHOP BURGLED Eagle Heights Butcher shop was the scene of a smash and grab around 1am on Monday morning, 29 July. A witness said that two males dressed in dark coloured clothing/hoodies casually smashed their way into the shop and passed out boxes and bags of meat loaded into what was described as a 90’s model Holden Commodore sedan, silver in colour and last seen driving up Southport Avenue. Please call if you have any information relating to this matter, including a sudden BBQ attended by a family member where the hosts were putting on a feast of fantastic cuts of beef and the like where it would not normally be expected! REPORTING CRIME, AND CRIME SCENE PRESERVATION In light of the recent break-in at the butcher shop it was very frustrating for investigating officers to reflect on the ‘could have and should haves’ relating to the matter. DNA/fingerprints/forensic evidence: For police to solve crime, we have nothing better in the world to assist us than DNA in the form of blood (often occurs when crims smash glass to gain entry), fingerprints and timely reporting of crime. I understand that it is very hard for businesses to have to wait for scientific officers to attend and examine as is required but if our victims of crime want the offenders caught it is imperative that evidence is left for police to fully investigate and record. Should you be the victim of a burglary, please ensure that any point of entry or property that has been moved, touched or otherwise, is left completely alone until police

are able to attend to identify evidence to assist in the apprehension of the offenders. It is also critical that if anyone witnesses a crime in progress to call triple 000 immediately! Even though we local lads may not be working, we have police vehicles and crews moving around the mountain and our neighbourhoods all times of the day and night. We are also able to be called out. It is also the case that the offenders responsible for the break and enter at the butcher shop are more likely than not to have been committing a string of break and enters from Logan to the Gold Coast, and police following a trail of crime can pounce if the information is given to us. Don’t be afraid to call at any time of the day or night ... PLEASE! CRIME UPDATE 09/08/13 Thanks to the vigilance of residents in the Contour Drive area, four offenders were apprehended for three break and enters and numerous other charges. Their modus operandi was to knock on doors to see if anyone was home, and if confronted to say they were seeking directions. Otherwise, they have then gained entry via either an unlocked door to the house or garage, or forced open a door or window. POLICE CHARITY GOLF DAY On a lighter note, there’s $1000 up for grabs at the hole-in-one challenge at the upcoming Police Golf Day. Nominate your teams now. You’ve got to be in it to win it. The winnings might come in handy at the auction after the event where there are some marvellous items for sale, details of which will be in later editions.

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Councillor’s Comment NIGEL WAISTELL – DIVISION 1


JUSTICE OF THE PEACE There will now be a Justice of the Peace (Qual) or Commissioner of Declarations (C Dec) available for consultations in the library on Monday and Friday mornings, 9am to 12 midday. POSTAL VOTES With the Federal Election being held on Saturday 7 September, postal vote application forms are available from the library. WHICH ROADS/DRAINS IS COUNCIL WORKING ON? If you would like to look at the roads/drain maintenance schedule for the week, please visit the SRRC web site, Our Region, Roads Update. If you have any thoughts on the information provided, please advise me. COUNCIL PLANNING SCHEME The Council is in the process of amalgamating its three planning schemes into one. The first phase of community consultation is nearly complete and the second phase will be a series of community workshops/forums. The dates for the community workshops/forums are not yet available. I have been advised that we will receive three weeks’ notice of the dates. STATE PLANNING SCHEME The State Government has produced a draft State Planning Policy which was distributed for community consultation. There was disappointment at how limited the community consultation was and even more disappointment that the Government has declared that there will be no further community consultation. Councillors though, are having an opportunity to discuss their views and concerns with Government departmental officers on Friday 23 August. I will be expressing my objection to the greenfield sites of Erin View and Markwell Creek being declared Key Resource Areas and seeking an assurance that Council’s role in deciding on development applications within the Key Resource Areas will not be watered down. In addition, I will be seeking a review of the boundaries of the Key Resource Areas and assurances that property owners within the boundaries will not be disadvantaged. BUDGET My budget address stated that the 6.90 per cent rate rise was too high and I requested that a review of expenditure be conducted early in the financial year. If rates were to rise by 3.90 per cent next year, Council would have to reduce expenditure by approximately $1 million. I believe that it would be a good exercise for the Council Executive team to identify now and prioritise $1million in savings from expenditure with the proviso that maintenance of assets would not be compromised. I am seeking Councillor discussions on this issue. CONSULTATION The next consultation in the library will be on Monday 9 September, 4pm – 5pm. Please note the change of timings. I am also available for one-on-one meetings at your convenience. My contact details are: Home: 07 5545 0223; Mobile: 0423 931 075 Email: or

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Members and Friends of Tamborine Mountain Community Care Association (Inc) are cordially invited to attend the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Association on Friday 13 September 2013, at 42 Southport Avenue, Tamborine Mountain, 4272; commencing at 10am. Nomination Forms are available from The Secretary, TMCCA Inc., 42 Southport Ave, Tamborine Mountain, 4272; and should be submitted by 4.30pm, Friday 6 Sept, 2013.

Councillor’s Comment NADIA O’CARROLL – DIVISION 2

SEQWATER RECREATION REVIEW Seqwater manages more than $9 billion of water supply assets with operations extending from the NSW border to the base of the Toowoomba range and north to Gympie. It is undertaking a recreation review to explore the recreational opportunities in and around its lakes to deliver a suite of management plans. This review will cover 23 Seqwater lakes grouped in 10 different areas. Group 3 Lake Maroon, Moogerah and Wyaralong Dams are contained within the Scenic Rim. If you have ideas and opinions about how the water and surrounding reserves of Seqwater assets in the Scenic Rim and other areas should and should not be used then this is a good opportunity to become involved in the review. Register on Seqwater website or contact on free call 1800 771 497. Workshops will be held in Beaudesert and Boonah on 24 August. There will be a Seqwater information booth at Beaudesert Show on 7 September and forums will be held on 14 and 28 September. Consultation closes 9 October. WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS A reminder that operating days have changed from 30 July. Tamborine Mountain is now closed on Wednesdays and Canungra is closed on Thursdays. Also there is a new recycling service of E-waste including televisions, computers, computer monitors and printers. LAND VALUATIONS Land valuations affect your council rates and state land tax. They are calculated by Department of Natural Resources and Mines by valuers who research the property market, trends and sales information as well as services, land use and zoning. If you disagree with your valuation you may lodge an objection but it is important to remember that this must be lodged within 60 days of the date of issue of the valuation and supported by sufficient information to demonstrate that the current valuation is incorrect. ASSI CELEBRATIONS ASSI (Australian South Sea Islanders) are celebrating 150 years since the first group of South Sea Islanders were brought to the Beaudesert district to work as indentured labour at Townsville Cotton Plantation near what is now Veresdale and Gleneagle. There is a series of events across south-east Queensland, culminating in a commemorative event to be held 24 August which everyone is very welcome to attend. You can keep up with ASSI 150 events by checking the website: Council website: My contact details: Email: Telephone: 5540 5402 Mobile: 0418 221 453

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Left: Nadia O’Carroll’s father during his great adventure to Tibet in 1934-35. Right: The Dalai Lama accepts the gift of historic photos that were taken by Nadia O’Carroll’s father.


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ENZIN Gyatso, Tibet’s 14th Dalai Lama is one of the world’s most recognisable and enduring leaders. He was born in eastern Tibet in 1935, after being identified as the Dalai Lama. He received a monastic education and was later enthroned as the political and spiritual ruler of Tibet. Conflict with the People’s Republic of China culminated with a Tibetan uprising in 1959, when, to avoid assassination, the Dalai Lama fled to India and established a Tibetan government in exile and a Tibetan settlement in Dharamshala. Since then the Dalai Lama has been a tireless advocate for Tibetans and Tibet, has encouraged interfaith dialogue and the philosophy of individual responsibility, secular ethics and compassion. He has received numerous awards including the Nobel Peace Prize, written many books and publications, held discussions with world leaders and lectured in more than 60 countries. I was fortunate enough to have a private audience recently with the Dalai Lama in Queensland. It was a privilege to meet him. In person he is kindly and witty but also impresses as a strong character and powerful intellect. It was also a pleasure to give him a set of photographs of eastern Tibet taken by my father in 1934-35. Such photographs are extremely rare since very few Westerners

ventured into the remoteness of Tibet at that time. My father’s trip was an impulsive adventure and is an interesting story. His family had escaped from Russia to Shanghai in the 1920s. Shanghai – known as “the Paris of the East” – although vibrant, decadent and exotic, could also be a desperate place for impoverished Russians and their life was harsh. The family established a marine salvage business and my father began diving at 14. Unfortunately, my grandfather was killed in an explosives accident and relations between my father and his uncles deteriorated. After a chance meeting with an adventurous American, my father decided to travel to Tibet and had many exciting adventures, experiences and encounters and also fortunately took a camera with him which captured images of the great natural beauty and unique culture of Tibet, unfortunately now sadly lost largely due to the exploitation and oppression of the Chinese occupation. My father never returned to Tibet but kept the photographs safe through many adventures, including sea voyages and shipwrecks, so I felt very happy that a long link had been completed when I was able to return to Tibetans some long lost images of their country and culture. Nadia O’Carroll

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OMPUTEX Solutions, the newly opened business of husband and wife team, Drew and Nici Haldane, provides a much needed total computer service for Tamborine Mountain and surrounding areas. Operating from Shop 8, Tamborine Plaza, at North Tamborine, Computex also provides a mobile service to homes, businesses and schools. An IT specialist with 15 years’ experience, Drew is assisted in the day-to-day operations of the business by Daniel Little, while Nici carries out the important role of office administrator. “We can offer professional service in shop, on site and remotely to your home or office,” says Drew. “From computer repairs, to upgrades and trouble, there’s really nothing we cannot handle. “We understand there can be hassles with computers. Our aim is to have your computer running smoothly and to make your life with computers a little easier in your own home or office.” The major support services offered by Computex include data recovery, repairs and upgrades, virus removal, wired and wireless network setups, remote management, computer troubleshooting and diagnostics, software and hardware support and backup solutions. “Whatever it is, we can handle it,” said Drew. “Maintenance, repairs, new equipment, parts, on site or in shop. We have a fully equipped workshop that allows us to provide a comprehensive service.” Special features of Computex Solutions include: • No call out fee • No travelling charges • Owner-operated family business

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ATUROPATHIC physician Meah Robertson has joined Dr Dean Stubbs at Tamborine Mountain’s Health Intelligence holistic medical practice. Meah has worked in the health industry for the past 16 years, and prior to joining Health Intelligence had worked for five years providing nutritional and naturopathic advice to couples with fertility issues at Sharkey’s Healing Centre. She developed an early interest in natural health, with her mother a nutritionist and her father a chiropractor and holistic natural therapist. “Helping people is very much a family tradition,” said Meah, who grew up in Cairns and now lives on the Gold Coast. A graduate of the Australian College of Natural Medicine, Meah has completed both her Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy and a four-year Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy.

Her skills as a nutritionist and naturopath complement the holistic approach taken by Dr Stubbs, a fully qualified GP with a special interest in nutritional and environmental medicine. “Health Intelligence is a medical and naturopathic health service that utlilises the best diagnostic resources available to both eastern and western medicine,” said Dr Stubbs. “Health Intelligence practitioners believe the body knows how to heal itself and this innate knowledge is your most powerful force for healing.” Meah has been working alongside Dr Stubbs to help his patients to address lifestyle and dietary issues which may block the body’s ability to heal, but is also available for one-on-one appointments. Their combined consultation represents a unique service on Tamborine Mountain. Right: Meah Robertson has joined Dr Dean Stubbs at Tamborine Mountain’s Health Intelligence holistic medical practice in Main Street, North Tamborine.




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Quality pet food or old shoes?


E are what we eat” says the old adage …. and the same rule applies to our beloved pets. Pets today are living longer, healthier lives than a generation ago and a major reason for this is improved nutrition. There is now a large range of pet foods available from a variety of locations but the quality of these products can vary dramatically. Many owners are confused about what food they should choose for their pets. Labels can be confusing with words such as ‘guaranteed analysis’, ‘minimum levels’ and ‘natural ingredients’ to name a few. Glossy advertising encourages owners to feed their animals as if they were humans and to feed what the pet demands! Whilst this form of advertising plays on our conscience to be ‘better owners’, our pets deserve to be fed in a more responsible way based on what is best for them. A brief understanding of your animal’s basic nutritional needs is a good place to start: • animal-based protein – easily digested for muscle development and to keep skin and coat in good condition. Foods that rely on vegetable protein will not be digested very well by dogs and cats. • wholegrain carbohydrates – a good source of energy. • special fibre sources – support essential healthy intestinal bacteria, good nutrient absorption and good stool formation. • balanced fatty acids – for energy and brain function and healthy skin. • vitamins and minerals – essential for many body processes. • antioxidants and natural preservatives – look for tocopherols (Vitamin E), rosemary extract, Vitamin C and citric acid. Avoid foods that have artificial colourings, chemical preservatives and artificial flavourings. Owners can take the following steps to make a more informed choice on behalf of their pets: Read the label Make sure there is a label which lists the actual (fixed) source of the individual ingredients and there is a minimal and maximum level claim. Some foods have ‘Open Formulas’ which tell you where the food may be sourced from but don’t tell you definitely. For example, a label may read ‘May be sourced from lupins or soya bean ...’. This allows the manufacturer to use a variety of sources for a particular ingredient depending on availability and price but which represents a potentially varying product for the animal eating it. There is actually no way to determine the true quality of a pet food by reading the ingredient label or guaranteed analysis. In fact, two products with the same guaranteed analysis may have actual nutrient levels that vary by as much as 100 per cent. To make a point, a combination

of ingredients such as old shoes, motor oil, crushed coal and water meet a guaranteed analysis which is typical of many pet foods! Buy a food that is life stage based Some foods on the market will claim that their food is suitable for all life stages. This is simply untrue. For example, growing animals have very different nutritional needs to an older senior animal in the same way a growing child has different needs to a senior person. Life staging of foods is very important and needs to be observed so that animals do not receive too little or too much of a particular nutrient. If the food you are feeding is not life staged according to the globally accepted standards of AAFCO (The Association of American Feed Control Officials), then it is likely to be deficient in some way. Buy a food that has been AAFCO tested The gold standard for any pet food is to meet the AAFCO standards and also to have a feeding trial proving that the animals can digest and absorb all the nutrients successfully (bioavailability). Some pet food manufacturers put other ingredients into their foods that have not been tested on animals. Foods that are AAFCO trialled are clearly labelled on the packaging. Buy a food that is made by a reputable company with experience Find out about the history of the manufacturer for the pet food you are interested in. A company’s experience and research reputation will help in determining a food’s quality. Buy your pet’s food from people who are trained professionals in this area to give accurate advice. It is recommended that you seek advice from trained veterinary professionals and their staff to help you decide what is best for your pet. If different disease conditions arise, they are the people best placed to advise on specific prescription foods to give your pet the best possible. For example, a major health concern for pets is dental disease. This can occur due to genetic, poor diet and environmental reasons such as broken teeth from bones and sticks. Left undiagnosed, dental disease can lead to infections of the mouth, periodontal disease, kidney, heart and liver infections. Pets with moderate to severe dental disease can have their condition assessed by veterinary staff, treated and then managed longer term by using a specific prescription food that has the Veterinary Oral Health Council seal or a premium food, such as our new Hills Vet Essentials range that contains technology to keep teeth clean as well as providing superior nutrition. Dr Andrew Paxton-Hall


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Tamborine Mountain Dental The Witches Falls winemaking team (from left) Abbey Nicholas, Jon Heslop and Al Windsor.

Witches Falls Winery 5-star status


OCAL winery Witches Falls has been awarded five-star status by leading Australian wine writer and critic, James Halliday. The prestigious five-star rating came after two Witches Falls whites were awarded an outstanding 94 points each in James Halliday’s annual Australian Wine Companion, published by Hardie Grant. “It’s highly significant for us,” said winemaker Jon Heslop who ‘blew the judges away’ with his 2011 Wild Ferment Granite Belt Sauvignon Blanc and his 2011 Wild Ferment Granite Belt Chardonnay.

The Witches Falls 2009 Granite Belt Chardonnay and 2012 Granite Belt Coinoculated Verdelho were also awarded 90 points and highly recommended as “wines of great quality, style and character”. Mr Halliday said Mr Heslop had demonstrated “sophisticated and skilled winemaking”. Earlier this year the winery also received a Star Cellar Door award from Gourmet Traveller WINE, recognising it as one of Australia’s top cellar doors.

Kindy gets techy thanks to new grant FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY ‘ZOOM’ WHITENING ALLAMANDA HOSPITAL • Wisdom Teeth • Conservative Dentistry • Childrens Dentistry


HE children at Tamborine Mountain Community Kindergarten are having a great time using a new laptop computer and educational software, thanks to a $1100 grant from the Scenic Rim Regional Council. The laptop enables them to engage with, and understand new technologies and offers yet another way to make learning fun and interesting. When combined with an interactive large screen LED monitor (purchased through a Department of Education grant in 2012), the children are able to view photos of their Kindy day and share these moments with parents at pick-up time. The laptop is also being used for


children’s literacy and numeracy activities and by the staff for keeping administrative data secure. The staff and families of TMC Kindergarten are grateful to Scenic Rim Council for this valuable resource. “We would also like to say a big thank you to the families who came to say hello at our recent open day. Fortunately, you don’t need to wait until the next open day to see what Kindy is all about, said TeacherDirector, Joanne Moran. Inquiries from new parents are welcome any time, and staff are taking interest for 2014 and 2015 enrolments now. For more information, or to request an enrolment form, telephone Joanne on 07 5545 2224.

AMBORINE Mountain Veterinary Surgery recently celebrated 21 years of veterinary practice under the ownership of Dr Andrew Paxton-Hall. In June 1992, Andrew, his wife Sherri and their young family moved from Roma to continue Andrew’s veterinary career on Tamborine Mountain. At that time the local veterinary surgery consisted of one vet and two part-time nurses, and a fairly small client base. Andrew’s first Tamborine Mountain client was Barbara Honore (above right with Andrew). The practice grew rapidly and in 2005 Andrew purchased Canungra Veterinary Surgery and soon after Chris Corcoran joined the practice as a partner. The two surgeries now consist of four full-time veterinarians, a part- time veterinarian, 10 full and part-time nurses and two school-based trainees. Tamborine Mountain Veterinary Surgery maintains a personal, caring approach where all clients and patients are regarded as individuals. The practice is equipped with modern diagnostic equipment (digital radiology, ultrasound and inhouse pathology). Both routine and complex medical and surgical cases are catered for, and the practice has acquired a reputation for expertise in performing difficult orthopaedic procedures. Tamborine Mountain Veterinary Surgery is committed to providing a comprehensive and professional veterinary service, including 24 hour care for clients and their pets. The staff at Tamborine Mountain


Veterinary Surgery can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including public holidays. A house call service has always been available for clients who feel that their pets are more comfortable in their own environment. Nurses accompany vets on their house calls to assist with difficult procedures such as blood collection and euthanasia. Animal transport is available through the fully equipped practice vehicle. The surgery offers other services including a popular puppy pre-school and a range of premium and prescription foods supported by advice from trained staff. Tamborine Mountain Veterinary Surgery has a strong history of being actively involved in supporting animal welfare groups and the local community. It has been the major sponsor of the annual RSPCA Million Paws walk for the past 10 years. After 30 years as a veterinarian, Andrew still enjoys the variety and challenges of a mixed veterinary practice. “My family and I are very lucky to work and live in such a beautiful area and to be part of such a wonderful community,” he says.

FREE DENTAL CHECKS To promote nutrition and dental awareness, Tamborine Mountain and Canungra Veterinary Surgeries are offering FREE DENTAL CHECKS to pet owners who purchase a 3kg bag (or larger) of Hills or Eukanuba Canine OR Feline pet food fom the surgeries during the month of August. Just ask at reception when making your purchase.


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Scaly-breasted Lorikeet – Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus – garden, North Tamborine HE Scaly-breasteds were able to hold their own in the presence of Rainbow Lorikeets when I filmed this bird more than 14 years ago. Not any more. It was exactly 10 years later that I again, but very briefly, filmed Scaly-breasteds; a solitary pair in a crowd of Rainbows. A few months ago I filmed a Scaly-breasted feeding in a flowering tree in Eagle Heights. Because the camera was hand-held to keep up with the constantly moving bird, the resulting frames did not turn out as well as the earlier ones, though I was delighted to substantially add to my footage of the species after such a long interval.


Frames from video footage celebrating Tamborine Mountain’s biodiversity. Peter Kuttner

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Tamborine Mountain rainfall for July, 2013


HE rainfall expected at Fern Street. for July is 53mm and the average 85mm. 77.6mm was received on this occasion, about average. However, it was a cloudy and damp month with rain or dew recorded on 21 days at Fern Street. Only eight days’ rain is expected for July in the long term. The chart clearly shows rainfall totals higher on the east of the Mountain. Mike Russell, 5545 3601

KEEP A LOOK-OUT FOR SLOW-MOVING KOALAS: A friendly reminder to watch out for koalas on our roads. We have seen quite a few lately – a lot more than in previous years. They don’t move quickly and are reluctant to move off the road even when coaxed. It is not only the koalas either – any local will know there is plenty of wildlife out on the roads at night. It is so sad to see them maimed or killed. They are important to the mountain in many, many ways. Serena Wickson 22 – TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NEWS VOL. 1359, 13 AUGUST, 2013

Sonya Treble welcomes Bruce Brown to Tamborine Mountain Law

Senior solicitor joins Mountain practice


AMBORINE Mountain Law has marked its first anniversary with the appointment of senior solicitor, Bruce Brown. Sonya Treble, principal of the practice’s legal and financial advisory services, said her new colleague brought a wealth of experience to the firm, having been admitted with Honours as a Solicitor in 1999. He will be a valuable addition to the team, working alongside Sonya servicing the existing areas of practice in conveyancing, commercial, leasing, family law, asset protection and wills and estates. “Having Bruce on the team will also allow us to expand our service offering to criminal and traffic matters, insurance and employment law,” she said. Bruce’s familiarity with the court room will certainly complement her many years of practice as an advocate, including working as a prosecutor for the Director of Public Prosecutions. “This means that clients on the mountain can go to court if necessary and know that they have two confident senior advocates by their side,” said Sonya. Bruce did his articles for Macrossans Lawyers in Brisbane before building a successful career with some of Queensland’s largest law firms, practising in personal injuries and litigation. He has not only worked on cases against some of Australia’s largest insurance companies, but also expanded his legal experience into other areas of law after moving to Cairns where he practised as a senior solicitor for a number of years. “It’s not all about being a good lawyer delivering solutions in an efficient and timely manner but also being able to communicate with and understand clients’ needs,”said Sonya. “Bruce is able to draw upon his varied and colourful life experiences to do this.” He served in the Royal Australian Navy for 10 years, and also travelled extensively around the world, trying out his culinary expertise as a cook in Canada, working as a tour coordinator and guide in the UK and Europe, and as a promotions manager in London, with some of the world’s biggest and well known rock bands. No stranger to the Mountain, Bruce and his wife and three children, moved here more than five years ago to help their family to run a well known bed and breakfast business before Bruce returned to legal practice on the Gold Coast. He has a deep love and respect for the Mountain, its people and its history and is very excited at the prospect of being able to practice here and assist its residents. “Tamborine Mountain Law is excited to welcome Bruce as part of the team as we now believe we can offer residents complete legal and financial solutions without having to leave the Mountain,” said Sonya.

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to ensure a more consistent speed limit across a particular stretch of road. Transport and Main Roads Minister, Scott Emerson, said any changes to speed limits needed to have the right balance between safety and taking into consideration traffic, pedestrians and surrounding infrastructure. “After all submissions have been received, Transport and Main Roads will work with local councils to identify the top 100 roads,” said Mr Emerson. “The review is expected to take about six months to complete and the results will be published.” Submissions can be made online at from now up until midnight Friday 6 September or posted to Speed Limit Review, PO Box 673, Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006.


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LADIES GOLF CLUB “O, what a beautiful morning” – etc. – that’s how the song goes, and it truly was a great day after all the not so good weather. I knew it was lurking somewhere!! Tuesday 6th August. Final round of club Championships for ladies, in conjunction with monthly medal with putts. Monthly Medal winner Sandra Seaton 29 Putts – Katy Hewitt BRD Katherine Lim, Lesley Brady, Narelle Cooper, Katy Hewitt and Kay Hamilton. NTP No. 7 Narelle Cooper App. No. 8 Liz Howard CLUB CHAMPION Katy Hewitt – congratulations Katy, trophy donor, May Staffsmith. Katy was also Div. 1 Winner, Trophy Donor, Dell Goodrick. It was

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BRIDGE CLUB RESULTS MONDAY 5 AUGUST 2013, 6.45PM 7 TABLE MITCHELL North-South 1st C Bowman & K Bowman 56.7% 2nd J Evans & R Evans 52.8% 3rd W Natrop & P Warrell 49.9% East-West 1st D Donaldson & H Edrich 66.7% 2nd L Adams & M Gibbons 51.1% 3rd S Leahy & N McCowan 47.5%

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FENG SHUI Consultant & Reiki Master-Teacher, Patricia Arora (local resident) offers Feng Shui Consultations for home/ workplace and Reiki treatments/ attunements for yourself. Balance your Chi (universal energy). Call: 0405 617 074 FOR RENT. SHOP – GALLERY WALK. Takeover two year lease. 30sqm. Storeroom. Toilet. $320 per week incl. GST. Phone Helen 0416 085 287. FOR SALE small quantity second hand zinc corrugated iron, $2 mtr, Call Richard 0408 026 743. FOR SALE Three pony saddles, qty bridles, halters, lunging leads etc - $300 the lot! Call Richard 0408 026 743. FOR SALE Pajero 5 wheels and tyres $110, and steel roof basket $150. Call Richard 0408 026 743. FOR SALE Cement mixer electric used $110. Call 0408 026 743. FOR SALE Gas log fire for fireplace or wall installation with instructions; cost more than $2000, sell $500. Call Richard 0408 026 743. FOR SALE Casement timber windows ex old Qlder. $10 ea. Call Richard 0408 026 743. FOR SALE Electric water heater approx 120 litres, very good, $150 o.n.o. Call Richard 0408 026 743. FOR SALE Large variety of herbal products, dried flowers, and oils etc. Ph: 5545 0625. MULCH: Excellent quality. Aged, clean mulch. $30/m delivered. Clint 0419 646 046. MOUNTAIN-WIDE PAMPHLETS Distribution service. Advertise your business. Ph 0438 452 587. NATUROPATH, Nutrition advice, herbalist, 0417 630 615 PAINTER, PROFESSIONAL, licensed and local. Small to large. Decks, Roofs etc. Call Roy on 5545 2323 or 0404 486 579. STUMP GRINDING. Best prices. 0419 646 046. TAI CHI & QIGONG New Beginners’ classes, day & evening. Beaudesert, Eagle Hts, Nerang & Oxenford. Accredited Instructor 29 years experience. See or ph Gai 0409 066 501. TRADITIONAL REIKI CLASSES Reiki, massage, iridology by appointment. Change your life for the better. Phone Jan 0418 281 227. 20 years experience. VOLVO MECHANIC, Volvo service/ parts and genuine diagnostics. Phone Volvo Dave on 0423 334 336.

REGULAR MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES AQUA AEROBICS Mon Wed Fri 7am, Tues 7.30am; Thurs 7.30am at the pool Phone 5545 2500 BADMINTON Social players, all levels. Mon 7pm9pm at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre (except Public Holidays). BASKETBALL Social. Mon 4.30-5.30pm Fri 3.304.30pm Community Centre. Michele 5545 1569. BOOK READERSʼ GROUP meets once a month, new members welcome. Enquiries at TM library. BOTANIC GARDENS Forsythia Dr, Eagle Hts Volunteers’ working bee every Thurs morning 8-12. Enq: Brian Davison 5545 4926. CHRONIC FATIGUE FIBROMYALGIA Support Group meets monthly Ph 5545 3134. TM CREATIVE ARTS: Mon 9am-12noon: Quilting & Patchwork, Pottery. 1-4pm: Painting. 6.30-10pm: Men’s Group. 7-10pm: Pottery. Tues 9am-12noon: Sewing. 9.30am-12.30pm: Life Drawing. Wed 9am12noon: General Craft, Spinning, Pottery. 12.304.30pm: Bridge. 7-10pm: General Craft. Thurs 9am-12noon 2nd & 4th Thurs: Folk Art/Botanical Drawing. Each week 1-4pm: Wearable Art. Fri 9am12noon: Wood Artisans, Pottery. Further info contact Creative Arts Hall Wed mornings 5545 3221. CREATIVE ARTS SOCIAL BRIDGE Wed at 12.30pm. For info contact John Noble, 5545 4022. CROQUET/GATEBALL CLUB Bowls Club, Beacon Road, North Tamborine. All Welcome. Tuition given. Mon & Thurs 9am, Sun pm. INSTITUTE OF MODERN TAE KWON DO, Classes 6-7.30pm Tues & Thurs at TM Showgrounds Hall ph 5545 3173 JOHN DICKSON CONSERVATION PARK: working bees 1st Monday & 3rd Monday of each month. 8am. Ph: Elizabeth Russell 5545 3601. KIDSʼ CLUB: Anglican Church, 2nd & 4th Fridays from 3pm. Ph 5545 1359. MEDITATION: Tuesdays 7pm – New Thought, New Life Centre 5545 3700. MOVIES ON THE MOUNTAIN: Regular screenings of latest releases at the Zamia Theatre. Ph 5545 3517. SHIM JANG TAE KWON DO Mon and Fri, 5.306.30pm Community Centre Ph Martin 5545 0617. TAI CHI Tues mornings, Thurs evenings 110 Eagle Hts Rd, Eagle Hts. Phone Gai Wanless 5545 2409. TM BOWLS CLUB – Tues (2pm or 6pm), Fri & Sat 2.00pm mixed, all by arrangement. Free coaching, new members most welcome. Enquiries: 5545 1308. TM BRIDGE CLUB meets each Monday at 6.45pm, and Thursday at 12.45pm at the TM Creative Arts Centre, Wongawallen Road, Eagle Heights. Duplicate sessions conducted under supervision of qualified directors. Regular Red Point events. New Members and visitors welcome. Inquiries to Secretary Sue Tomkins on 5545 0955. TM BUSH VOLUNTEERS: meet on the first Saturday of the month (except Jan.) To find out where we will be working contact Len on 3355 7288 or 0428335572. TM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 2nd Wed. of month. TM COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN ASSOC meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at the kindergarten 23 Coleman Square, North Tamborine at 7.15pm. TM FAMILY HISTORY GROUP Meetings held 1st Sunday each month (excl. January) at TM Historical Soc, Wongawallan Rd, Eagle Heights, 3–5 pm approx. Please contact Robyn 5545 2764. TM GARDEN CLUB: 2nd Tues. 9.30am Community Centre. TM GYMNASTICS Vonda Youngman Community Centre. Enquiries: Judy Netel, on 5545 4152. TM HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Member working bee & morning tea every Tuesday mornings. New members always welcome. Please contact Phil Paley 5545 4962 or Ron Pokarier 5545 3929 for further details. TM LADIES CHOIR 9.30am each Mon, Presbyterian Hall. New members welcome. 5545 1231 (AM only).

TM LANDCARE: Volunteers welcome for Forest Regeneration throughout the Mountain. Please visit www.tamborinemtnlandcare. for times, or phone 5545 1847 9am-12 noon Mon-Fri. TMLETS: Join at Community Exchange System . Enq. 5545 3776. TM LIONS CLUB Admin meeting held on the 2nd Monday and dinner meeting on the 4th Monday of the month. For more information please phone 5545 2120 or visit website tamborinemountain.qld. TM LITTLE THEATRE: Meetings held 1st Tuesday of month at 7.00pm.Regular plays, play readings & social events. New members welcome. Warrick Bailey President 5545 0819. TM LOCAL PRODUCERS ASSOC. sell local produce every Sunday at the TM Showgrounds from 7am - 12noon Phone 5545 1527. TM MASONIC LODGE: Meets 3rd Wed each month except Dec. Masonic Centre, 10 Knoll Rd, North Tamborine. Contact 5545 0435. TM MENSʼ SHED: Weekly Activity: Each Thurs at 3.30–5.30pm Workshop Activities at TM State High School for Members. Monthly Get-together and Meeting: First Tues of Month – 7pm at Tennis Club Shed 88 Beacon Road (Tennis Courts). Ring Neville Warner for details on 5545 0709 or 0418 779 382. TM NATURAL HISTORY ASSOC: Birdwatchers meet 1st Wed of the month 4pm. Bushwalkers meet 3rd Tues 7:30pm. Meetings held at Historical Society Wongawallan Rd Eagle Hts. Phone 5545 0995 for Birdwatchers or 5545 0140 for Bushwalkers. TMNHA Website TM NETBALL CLUB. Contact Tarla 5545 4891. TM ORCHESTRA Mondays 7-8.30pm at St George’s Anglican Church, Dapsang Dr, North Tamborine. TM PROBUS CLUB meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, 10am. Enquiries to Secretary 5545 0737. TM PROGRESS ASSOCIATION: 1st Tuesday in month. 7.30pm Heritage Centre Wongawallen Road. TM RSL Sub–branch general meeting – 2nd Tues of every 2nd month (starting February). 7pm, RSL rooms, below Memorial Centre (Bowls Club). TM SENIORS ONTHENET meets 9.30am 2nd Friday of month, Creative Arts Centre, Eagle Heights. Entry $2. Ph: 5545 2247 TAMBORINE SUSTAINABLE GARDENERSʼ SOC (TSGS), a group of enthusiastic gardeners, meets on the last Saturday of each month. Denise James, Phone 5545 4323. TM TENNIS CLUB: 88 Beacon Rd North Tamborine. Contact 5545 2493, 5545 3547. Casual bookings at Bowls Club 5545 1308. TOASTMASTERS: Meetings aimed at enhancing your communication skills are held on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at the Creative Arts Centre, Wongawallan Road from 7:00 to 9:30pm. Contact Ashley Anderssen 5545 0916 or Francesca Thorn on 5545 1294 if you are interested. TRIATHLON CLUB, meets 3rd Monday of each month at the Information Centre, Doughty Park at 7pm. Enquiries Adi 5545 3838 TM WRITERSʼ GROUP: Meets every 1st & 3rd Mon of month, 1.30–3.30pm at Creative Arts Centre, Eagle Heights. Call Ted on 5545 0326 for details. UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A). An association for retirees and those preparing for retirement. Learn, teach, socialise. For more info go to or call Grahame on 5545 0043. YOUTH GROUP: If you are in grade 8-12 please join us Sunday Nights 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Church Hall. Cost $2 – Dinner provided. Weekly Bible Studies also run. Phone Mark 0434434461 for details.

Church Notices ANGLICAN CHURCH: St George’s, corner Eagle Heights Road & Dapsang Drive, Eagle Heights. Every Sunday Holy Communion at 9.30am. Weekday Services: Holy Communion 10am Thursdays. Children’s Ministry 2nd & 4th Sundays of month at 9.30am. Study Groups, Housegroups, Prayer Group, Spiritus Agency, etc. Enq. 5545 2919. St Luke’s Canungra: Holy Communion Sundays 7.45am. BAHA’I FAITH For information and details of meetings and children’s classes in state school please phone 55453890 or 55453674 ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, 90–94 Beacon Rd, North Tamborine: Mass is celebrated on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month at 8am. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, a vigil Mass is celebrated on the Saturday evening before, at 6pm. Weekday Mass is celebrated on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am, except the first Friday of the month. Phone 5541 1068. CATHOLIC CHURCH MARIAN VALLEY: Beechmont Rd, Canungra. (National Shrine of our Lady Help of Christians). Sunday Masses 11am & 4pm. Weekdays 9am. Sat 11am. Every Friday, after Mass, Eucharistic Adoration concluding 3pm with Divine Mercy Chaplet & Benediction. Shrine open daily Ph 5533 3617. COOMERA CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CHURCH Sunday 6.30pm. Helensvale Community Centre, 31 Discovery Drive Helensvale. Guest Speaker – Clairvoyant. Healing – Meditation. Enq: Lynette 5545 0484. JEHOVAH’S WITNESS: Public Meeting, Kingdom Hall, Holt Rd, Sat. 4pm. 5545 4680. LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH: QCCC Meeting Centre 48 Keswick Rd North Tamborine Sunday morning service 9.30am. Youth meet Thursday 3.45pm and Friday 6pm. ALL WELCOME. Enq: 0419 642 062. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Main St, North Tamborine. Sunday Service 9am. Sunday School 9.15am. Weekly: Growth Groups, Playtime, Kids Kapers. Minister Kim Dale – 5545 2041. More information at THE SALVATION ARMY RECOVERY CHAPEL 168 MacDonnell Road Eagle Heights. Sunday 6pm All welcome Tuesday 7pm Enquiries 5630 7939. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Church Fellowship meets at “The Little School House”, next to Tamborine Village Hall on Saturdays Sabbath School 9.30am and Church service at 11am. All welcome. Free DVD library delivered to your door. Please phone 5543 8035 or 5541 1224 for enquiries. TAMBORINE COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday Service and Sunday School 10am every Sunday at Community Centre, Knoll Road, North Tamborine. Pastor Greg Hunt. All Welcome. UNITING CHURCH: 41 Appel St, Canungra. Worship first, second and third Sundays 10.30am. Fourth & fifth Sundays 9am; Tamborine Mountain contacts 5545 3773 and 5545 3817.




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If you are interested in joining the SES, contact the Duty Officer on 5540 5131 or visit


Gyprock, ornate & suspended ceilings, fancy cornices, ceiling roses. All Aspects of Trade Phone BRETT CLEARY

5545 0115 PLUMBING

Ian Lloyd • • • • •

Plumbing Drainage Roofing Guttering Pumps

Licensed Plumber QBS Lic No. 62248

LICENSED BACKFLOW PREVENTION Ph: (Mob) 0417 437 143 A/H 5543 6884

Phone Derek 0414 478 787

U-Drive Dingo Hire with Attachments

Hartley Road, Nth Tamborine


5545 1892 0428 451 892

Let us price your landscape plant needs. Buy direct from the producer. Quote comparison welcome. OPEN 7 DAYS. 176 Long Rd, Eagle Heights • 5545 4999



Now Available at Tamborine Mower Repairs

domestic/commercial paint finishes • colour consulting




Prompt Reliable Service


5545 3390


Ph 5545 1892 or 0428 451 892

eco painters


Private and insurance work Total Car Care

Suppliers of new & reconditioned • Mowers • Brush Cutters JOHN DEERE Spares & Service

MOB: 0411 805 589 – AH: 5545 3360


PH: 5545 2319

• Farm pick-up or delivered • Weekend pick-ups must be ordered by Friday • Inspection Invited.



Lic No 047179

Specialising in:• Maintenance • Plumbing • Draining • Roofing • Gasfitting Ph: Dave Angel at Nth Tamborine Ph: 5545 2369 all hours Mobile No: 0419 677 008



Vic Palmer



Interstate Pre-packing

Cnr Pine Rd & Franklin St


5543 5622

Incorporating Tamborine Mtn Removals

All Hours

Ph: 07 3287 4326 Mobile 0408 743 244

Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm. Sat 8.30am-11.30am A.H. EMERGENCY SERVICES ALWAYS AVAILABLE



Rock and Timber Retaining Walls

PURIFICATION SOLUTIONS • Water Treatment • Waste Water Treatment • Sewerage Plant Maintenance • Pump Sales/Repairs • Designs & Modifications

GLEN HARVEY 0412 366 867 • 1300 302 676

WATER SUPPLIES • Expertly Built • All Earthworks • Engineer designed, when required • Certification • BSA Licenced 1111939 Office: 5543 8584 • Mob: 0432 281 075 Email:


Here’s why you should call “Power Pumping” ✓ You’ll enjoy our friendly staff ✓ You’ll like our fast response time ✓ You’ll enjoy our reliable service ✓ You can trust us, we’re LOCAL • Septic & Sullage Tanks • Grease Traps • Holding Tanks • Treatment Plants • Pumps • Baffles

VALUER VALUER – MALCOLM BISHOPP Independent Property Valuer, all purposes. Assessments market value, compensation, property settlement, stamp duty, GST. Registered Valuer Queensland No. 734. Member Australian Property Institute (Valuers)

PO Box 107, Eagle Heights 4271 Phone 5545 0022 Fax: 5545 0200


Est 1985 - Maurice & Debbie Friendly, Reliable Delivery

$140 per load BSC Approved

7 DAYS A WEEK Ph: 5545 3935 or 0417 644 498



P: 5545 2692 M: 0408 633 260 Tamborine Mountain resident & business for over 20 years.



T: 07 5545 4774 • W:

VETERINARY SURGERY Established on the Mountain since 1990 Andrew Paxton-Hall BVSc. Chris Corcoran BVSc. (Hons)


Small & Large Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm Animal Practice Saturday 8am - 1pm A fully equipped veterinary hospital right here on the Mountain providing quality service including home visits, x-ray, ultrasound, in-house blood tests, surgery, pet grooming, hydrobath and a full range of pet food supplies.

For all ages and levels

2 Main St, Nth Tamborine

Lee Chang Tye – 0420 349 744 email:

5545 2422 all hours

OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am – 12noon

A/H Emergency Service Always Available

Other times by appointment

Ph 0412 403 833 • 5543 1784


Tai Chi

THE At rear of Presbyterian Church BARGAIN CENTRE $AVE


• Secondhand Furniture • Soft Furnishings • Kitchenware • Books • Toys • Accessories & Costume Jewellery • Ladies, Men’s & Children’s Clothing




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